I got a new job title : “grandma”

23 11 2013

Look at this little angel cutie. How can I get anything done with thoughts of this guy preoccupying me 😀


Photos of the rigid heddle workshop

18 11 2013

DSC_0004 DSC_0005 DSC_0003 DSC_0002 DSC_0001Just putting up a few pics of the work the students did Saturday at the Rigid heddle workshop. This was a privately booked workshop for 2 friends. They were such fun folks and their works is lovely.

The folding loom is a Schacht Flip and the non-folding loom is an Ashford Rigid Heddle loom.

The ladies had taken a dye workshop the day before with Barbara Gentry of Stony Mountain Fibers and used some of those beautiful yarns in these weavings. Barbara is a very knowledgable fiber artist with a great retail selection on Hammocks Gap Rd just north of Charlottesville. I’ve long enjoyed her kind, creative personality, and she has provided supplies for my classes. I also think that one of my early looms came from her file box of people selling used looms.

Anyway, the workshop was fun and as usual, I’m humbled by the beautiful work my students have created.

Fricke Double Treadle Spinning Wheel for sale

13 11 2013

One of my former students asked me to post that she is selling her lightly used double treadle Fricke spinning wheel. Her friend has a single treadle for sale also. So if you are looking for one of the best spinning and yet most affordable spinning wheels available at a great price, get in touch with me, and I’ll put you in touch with her.

On another note, I’m teaching a rigid heddle workshop on Saturday, in Schuyler, VA. I do not have openings in that class, but can offer this class again, in Goochland, VA, Schuyler, and in Marlinton, WV.

Very soon, I’ll be offering all of my classes in WV. We have a warm beautiful studio on our property fronting 2 beautiful creeks, surrounded by pastures and woodlands, and very close to the Greenbrier River and the Greenbrier River Trail.  Weekend workshops and weeklong retreats will soon be available. It’s been too long coming, but the time is almost here.


Rigid heddle weaving workshop

12 11 2013

Yes, I have a one-day rigid heddle weaving workshop in Schuyler, va this Saturday. I’ll post pics. This was a privately booked workshop, or I would have posted it on here.
Additional workshop are available upon request. Eeeeeeee! I love these and can’t wait 🙂